• Law Society releases guidance on VAT on disbursements

  • Law Society welcomes u-turn on probate fees hike

  • Deputyship fee refund scheme launched

  • Court of Protection mediation pilot

  • Library FAQ: trusts for 18 to 25-year-olds

  • Law Society seeks clarity on probate delays

  • Online probate service for lawyers

  • Probate fee hike lapses

  • Electronic signatures legally valid

  • PAS FAQ: suspected undue influence when preparing a will

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Plenary: Good as golden


At the Private Client Section annual conference, Lesley King provided her yearly update on private client law and practice, covering the residence nil-rate band, the importance of the ‘golden rule’, and an urgent Court of Protection application

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Red flags


Mariel Stringer-Fehlow outlines her tips and practical advice for trustees on spotting the early warning signs of a matter turning contentious, using four common scenarios

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The small print


The Competition and Market Authority’s recent market study into the care home industry found that people are not being treated fairly. Caroline Bielanska presents a guide to the care home contract terms that are likely to be unfair, and what you can do if you encounter them


Writing wrongs


Daphne Perry offers some simple writing techniques to improve client service and business returns

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